In the late ‘90s, a producer named Richard Sher invited a half-dozen colleagues and friends, myself included, to take part in an experiment. “You love cracking each other up,” he said, “let’s turn that into a program on NPR.”
I’ve worked on more “pilots” for radio and TV than I can count and they all took time to figure out what they were doing. Richard’s project was the exception. He had a perfect vision from the very start for how to amuse and inform people of all ages:
“A game of bluff and bluSTer, words and whimsy.”
“Says You” was picked up by hundreds of stations across the country and, still broadcast and podcast today after 22 years, is the longest running quiz show on public radio.